Anonymous asks:

How do we help with emotional maturity of 24 yr old

24 yr old emotional maturity level is that of a 16-17 yr old.  Do you have any suggestions on how we can help him progress without hurting his already low self esteem
In Topics: Self esteem and identity, Teen issues
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
Aug 10, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Counseling is probably your best bet.  Often times friends and family who try to help are too close to the situation get caught up in the personal investment they have in the person, which isn't a bad thing, but it can make it hard may make it hard for him because of the personal connection he has with those trying to help him.  A counselor is a professional who can have a 3rd party perspective and offer him techniques in thinking and behaving that can make him more self sufficient, and therefore, more mature.  This will also require a lot of work from him.  Nobody can make anybody else grow up or change.  They have to want to do it and take the actions to make that happen.  We hope that through counseling this young man can gain the skills to maintain a positive self image and take care of himself.  We wish him and you luck!

Please take care and remember that you can call the Boys Town National Hotline 24 hours a day at the number below, free of charge to discuss any parenting issue.  We are here to help, you are not alone!

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Sivasubrama... writes:
Emotion is nothing but reaction without a thought. These individuals need constant observation and guidance. They need to be educated in a proper way to establish good relations. better focus on self discipline and maintain a cool mind. However, it needs timely correction and elevation in general behavior.
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